Downsizing for a Move

Don’t Wait for Crisis Management

The prospect of a move later in life can be overwhelming.  Just trying to figure out if the current housing market is at its peak is nerve-wracking, not to mention the work involved in actually listing it.  But waiting for just the right time to right-size your life may postpone the quality of life you’ve… Read more »

Caring.com’s Interview with NASMM Director Mary Kay Buysse

There are many online resources to help locate any kind of assistance with issues facing older adults.  The highly regarded caregiver website, Caring.com, provides referrals to housing options, in-home caregivers, and geriatric care managers, as well as pertinent and useful articles and interviews.  Here’s such an interview with the director of the National Association of… Read more »

Comprehensive Checklist for Downsizing a Home, Making the Move, and Settling In

Here is a fantastic article  and comprehensive checklist for the downsizing tasks associated with a move into smaller quarters.  There is a link to another article by the Family Caregiver Alliance called Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents that is equally informative and covers the entire gamut of issues involved when beginning to consider moving a… Read more »

Seniors Delay Moving Due to an Overwhelming Number of Possessions

Our motto here at Organize and Downsize is “We turn the Overwhelmed into the Overjoyed!”  It captures in a short phrase the emotions experienced at just the thought of downsizing and moving to a smaller residence and the emotions felt when it’s over. Here is an article from the NYT’s “New Old Age” column that describes… Read more »

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